Handbook

Our school expectations are built around the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) process. This is a program that assists staff in identifying positive expectations for student behavior.

All staff members are working together to provide clear and consistent expectations for students. The teachers are explicitly teaching the expectations for appropriate student behavior in the hallway, bathroom, lunchroom, playground, classroom and assembly. Our slogan is “Gator Pride on the Lakeside - I will respect Myself, Others, Property and Community.” When pride strategies are implemented school-wide, staff and students benefit by having an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Gator Pride is all about building a positive school-wide community.

PBIS Brochure

Assembly

I will respect myself by:

  • Sitting with my class.
  • Being a good listener.

I will respect others by:

  • Sitting with folded legs.
  • Keeping my body to myself.
  • Paying attention to the speaker and performers.
  • Entering and exiting in an orderly manner.

I will respect property by:

  • Leaving the stage, sound, and audio equipment alone.

I will respect the community by:

  • Clapping at appropriate times.
  • Keeping walkways open.
  • Following directions given by adults.

Drop Off/Pick Up Safety Reminders

Student safety is of the utmost importance. In order for us to ensure this occurs, parents are asked to adhere to the signage placed throughout the parking lot and also to the following guidelines when dropping off or picking up students at school.

One-way Traffic

The parking lot and drop off area is a one-way traffic lane only. Buses and cars will enter together along the front of the building and vehicles will circle through the length of the parking lot to exit. The space between the two center islands is for pedestrian traffic only. No vehicles are permitted to pass through.

Bus Lane

Buses enter the parking lot from 1st Avenue. They will proceed past the front of the school and will continue around to the back of the school (bus only lane). Students enter the building using one of two entrances in the back of the school building. Students also exit through these doors at the end of the day. Buses depart from the bus lane located next to the playground. This is for buses only and will be blocked off during school hours.

Pick up and drop off for noontime kindergarten buses will occur in the front of the building.

Morning Drop-Off

Vehicles will enter the parking lot from 1st Avenue and continue towards the front of the building in a single lane. Buses will stay towards the left and continue in the bus-only lane. Vehicles will stay to the right in the drop-off lane next to the sidewalk. During the hours of 8:10-8:35 a.m., there is no parking in this area. Please do not park and leave your vehicle unattended in this area.

After drop-off, vehicles then merge together with the bus lane into a single lane of traffic, just past the flagpole.

This is a single lane of moving traffic and not a parking or drop-off area. At the end of this single lane, buses veer to the right to the bus-only lane, and vehicles veer to the left to exit through the one way, single lane parking lot.

Dismissal Pick-up

  • Parents must send a written note to the classroom teacher in the morning, indicating who will be picking up your child.
  • If you will be picking up your child every day, one note for the year will suffice. However, if there is ever a change in that routine, a note is required.
  • If your child regularly takes the bus or goes to Home Base, a note is only required if there is a change in that routine.
  • Students with a Pick-Up Pass will go to the Media loft and give the pass to a staff member who is supervising the area.
  • The parent or the individual picking up the student will need to sign the student out at the “bubble” area and wait by the “bubble” until the student is released to the adult.
  • Parents are required to park their cars and come into the building to get their children. The front of the building is marked for parking places at this time of day.
  • Parents are responsible for picking up children promptly at 3:10 p.m.
  • No child is permitted to wait on the playground or any other location on school grounds until an adult picks him/her up.
  • Do not leave voice or email messages for teachers regarding any changes after the school day has started. There is no guarantee that teachers will pick up those messages once the day begins.
  • If your child should need to leave during the school day (e.g. doctor or dentist appointment) you will need to come into the main office and sign him/her out.
  • Make arrangements early so your child knows what the plan is. Talk about it before he/she leaves for school in the morning.
  • Please avoid picking up children early between 2:45 and 3:10. They miss important organizational skills as they prepare to pack up and go home. It is also a very busy time of day to try and communicate with classroom teachers.

Bathroom

I will respect myself by:

  • Flushing toilet after use.
  • Washing my hands with soap.
  • Going only when necessary.
  • Closing the stalls.

I will respect others by:

  • Using a whisper voice.
  • Keeping my body to myself.
  • Always flushing.
  • Giving others privacy.
  • Using the bathroom as quickly as possible.

I will respect property by:

  • Throwing away paper towels.
  • Using only one squirt of soap.
  • Keeping stalls free of writing.
  • Using all fixtures properly.

I will respect the community by:

  • Telling an adult of any problems or needs.
  • Using the restroom closest to me.
  • Checking out of the classroom.

Hallway

I will respect myself by:

  • Walking.
  • Keeping my feet on the floor.
  • Watching where I am going.
  • Making sure an adult knows where I am.
  • Taking the shortest route.

I will respect others by:

  • Using a whisper voice.
  • Keeping my body to myself.
  • Staying to the right.
  • Holding onto all materials.

I will respect property by:

  • Keeping my hands and feet off walls.
  • Use railings appropriately.
  • Keeping the hallway clean and neat.

I will respect the community by:

  • Understanding the hallway is a learning space.
  • Enjoying student work in the hallway with my eyes.

Lunchroom

I will respect myself by:

  • Walking.
  • Eating only my food.

I will respect others by:

  • Using an indoor voice.
  • Staying seated until dismissed.
  • Waiting calmly in line.
  • Using proper table manners/being polite.
  • Keeping my body to myself.
  • Asking permission to leave.

I will respect property by:

  • Cleaning up after myself.
  • Keeping all food on my tray.
  • Closing milk cartons before throwing them away.

I will respect the community by:

  • Picking up all trash and throw it away.
  • Composting organics and throwing away all my garbage.

Playground

I will respect myself by:

  • Walking on the sidewalk behind the safety line.
  • Dressing properly for the weather.
  • Talking to a play ground supervisor if there is a problem or need help solving an issue.

I will respect others by:

  • Using respectful language.
  • Showing consideration for students and adults.
  • Listening to the adults and following directions.
  • Lining up when the whistle blows and bell rings.
  • Following the rules of the games played.

I will respect property by:

  • Returning the equipment to the buckets when I am done.
  • Staying in the playground area and on the field.
  • Using equipment in a safe manner.

I will respect the community by:

  • Staying in the playground area and on the field.
  • Keeping snow, ice, wood chips, and sticks on the ground.
  • Returning to the classroom quiet